SOUTHEND United striker Myles Weston is doubtful for tomorrow’s visit to promotion pushing Walsall.

Weston limped out of training on Tuesday after suffering a calf problem.

And Blues' boss Phil Brown is not sure if the 28-year-old will recover in time to feature this weekend.

“Myles limped out of training on Tuesday and that gives me a little bit of a headache for the front-line because I wanted to go there on the front-foot,” said Brown.

“Myles’ calf tightened up and it’s a shame because his pace made a difference when he came on against Fleetwood last weekend.

“But hopefully he pulled out at the right time and stopped it getting any worse. “ Weston has figured in Blues’ last three matches after recovering from a foot injury.

However, he could be forced back on to the sidelines this weekend as 11th placed Southend look to disrupt Walsall’s surge for automatic promotion.

And Brown hopes the Saddlers’ inconsistent home form, which has seen then win just once in seven outings at the Bescot Stadium, can continue this weekend.

“If Walsall’s home form matched their away form they would win the title,” said the Shrimpers' boss.

“They are not as good at home but we have to go there with our tails up because apart from the last minute equaliser we did well against Fleetwood and we want to do even better at the weekend now.”

But Brown believes the game could ultimately be decided by which of the team’s key attackers enjoys the most successful afternoon.

“It’s a game which could well be decided by the two number 10s,” said Brown.

“Romaine Sawyers is one of the best players at this level and he’s very important for Walsall.

“But our little talisman, Jack Payne, scored again last week and he’s also coming into the game in good form so I’m sure they will both have a big part to play.”

Blues will again be without Anthony Wordsworth (hamstring), Michael Timlin (knee), David Mooney (ankle) and Noel Hunt who has now had an injection on a knee injury.

Goalkeeper Ted Smith is also doubtful with a thumb injury